By the time we landed in Hong Kong, I had cleaned myself up in the Business Class lavatory, taken off my socks, put my boots back on, and had all my loose items stowed back in my carryon.
Having the extra room in business class gives you plenty of time to get sorted and ready for the exciting adventure ahead.
Flight attendants know you by name, and the food is comparable to a fine dining experience complete with wine pairings.
When you board, flight attendants greet you with a smile and offer you a choice of champagne, orange juice, or sparkling or still water.
Our flight offered a tasty blend of bread served with our choice of fish or beef.
On the side we had fresh seasonal berries and a delicious mix of Prince Edward Island cheeses for dessert.Alas, we are not a part of the 1%, so we don't always get to travel in business, but when we do we relish every moment.For a flight from Toronto to Hong Kong, business class makes all the difference and can help to make a vacation better.Sometimes it's not much more than the cost of an economy ticket.We've seen premium economy tickets as low as 0 for an upgrade.When you get a good night's sleep before arriving at your destination, you feel refreshed, relaxed, and ready to sightsee.Business class has the state of the art pods where you can stretch out and sleep flat.We love visiting different countries, but I admit we don't like flying to them.If we could be beamed up like Star Trek, life would be perfect.See our Packing tips to help you pack smart We're also first off the plane, which puts us first at immigration and gives us premium bag check, so our luggage is first off the belt. On our way home from Hong Kong, we flew Cathay Pacific premium economy and were pleasantly surprised.Not all premium economy airlines are created equal, and while I would have to say Air Canada to Dubai and Air New Zealand to Australia had better seat layouts with a 2-3-2 seating set up, the Cathay Pacific premium economy flight to Hong Kong had a 2-4-2 set up that was still quite spacious.